ALF Militants Attack California McDonald’s
(November 30th, 2004)
On this date in 1982, a letter bomb addressed to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher exploded in her residence at Number 10 Downing Street. It was one of five explosive packages sent by a previously unknown group calling itself the Animal Rights Militia (ARM). With...
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More Errors In CDC Obesity Deaths Study
(November 29th, 2004)
Washington, DC – A simple math error that led to a gross overstatement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the number of obesity related deaths in the U.S. is just the first of many flaws in the research, according to The Center for Consumer Freedom....
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Questions Mount On Obesity-Mortality Link
(November 29th, 2004)
Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admitted its claim that obesity causes 400,000 deaths a year was overestimated due to a "computational error." The agency’s mea culpa comes more than two months after we first raised the problem with officials at the...
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Fishy advice from PETA
(November 24th, 2004)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ought to apologize for carping that fish are too smart to become our food ("PETA looking to take fish off the menu," news, Nov. 17).Doctors and nutritionists are urging us to eat more fish because of omega-3 oils and other health benefits,...
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New York Times: ‘Physicians’ Committee Has A PETA Link’
(November 24th, 2004)
Like other animal rights organizations, the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is essentially a vegetarian public-relations project. Other than fundraising, media coverage is its most important measure of success. So it wasn't surprising to find PCRM (for the fourth year in a row) promoting a read more here »

CDC Admits Obesity Stats Flawed, Other Serious Errors Documented in CCF Report
(November 23rd, 2004)
Washington, DC – A Wall Street Journal bombshell report that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has admitted to serious statistical errors in calculating that obesity kills 400,000 Americans each year is only the tip of the iceberg of gross exaggerations and miscalculations, according to The...
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Don’t Let Lawyers Sue The Stuffing Out Of You This Thanksgiving
(November 23rd, 2004)
Pleading "Don't Sue the Hand That Feeds You," the Center for Consumer Freedom offers our 2004 Thanksgiving Guest Liability and Indemnification Form to keep your holiday cook in the clear. To prevent greedy trial lawyers from wrangling your guests into suing you for contributing to...
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CDC: Obesity Deaths Overstated
(November 23rd, 2004)
"A widely quoted federal study that concluded obesity is poised to overtake tobacco as the leading cause of preventable death inflated the impact of obesity on the annual death toll by tens of thousands due to statistical errors." So reads a front page story in this morning's read more here »

Obesity Liability Waiver Offered for Thanksgiving Dinner Hosts
(November 22nd, 2004)
Washington, DC - The Center for Consumer Freedom wishes the nation a guilt-free Thanksgiving meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries, and all the trimmings. Because of a scourge of trial lawyers seeking to make obesity lawsuits their next cash cow, those hosting a feast this year might consider...
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Cereal Killer
(November 22nd, 2004)
We thought we'd heard it all from New York University's leading diet dictator, Marion Nestle. When General Mills announced that it would use whole grains for its entire line of breakfast cereals, Nestle overlooked the obvious health benefits and instead went on an anti-corporate rant....
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